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LEGAL TRAINING FOR THE DISADVANTAGED
(CFDA No. 84.136)

I.    PROGRAM PROFILE

Legislation: Higher Education Act of 1965, Title IX, Part D; as amended by
P.L. 96-374 (20 U.S.C. 11341-1134m). (Expires September 30, 1985)

Funding Since 1980:

Fiscal  Year                    Authorization                     Appropriation

1980                           Indefinite                     $1,000,000

1981                                $5,000,000                           1,000,000

1982                                 1,000,000                              960,000

1983                                 1,000,000                          1,000,000

1984                                 1,000,000                           1,000,000

Purpose: To assist persons from dlsadvantaged backgrounds to undertake
training In the legal profession.

Eligibility; Public and private agencies and organizations other than insti-
tutions of higher education are eligible to apply for grants or contracts
under this program. A noncompetitive project grant 1s awarded annually to
the Council on Legal Educational Opportunity (CLEO) to administer the program.

The law schools are expected to absorb half the cost of the summer Institutes
and to provide tuition scholarships, as well as other forms of financial
aid, to CLEO students. Federal support for CLEO generates an estimated
$3 million annually in cash and services from the law schools.

II.    RESPONSE TO GEPA 417(a)
A.    Goals and Objectives

o Redress the substantial under representation of minority and economically
disadvantaged groups within the legal profession.

o Serve those persons who aspire and are  qualified to enter the legal pro-
fession but who because of substantial   economic deficiency and marginal
admissions credentials, may be unable   to gain admission to law school
under prevailing standards.

o Provide these students with the opportunity for law school matriculation
through the operation of summer institutes and the provision of annual
fellowships.ve: